Category: Beer Bars

These are the awesome places you go to get good beer and good grub. This section highlights all the awesome place, new and old, in LA. Want us to come to your establishment? Drop us an email :)

Simmzy’s Opens New Burbank Location

Burbank just got Simmzier I last wrote about Simmzy’s when I was putting together my Beer Lover’s Southern California Book.  At that time, the young gastropub brand had a location in Manhattan Beach, the first, and a location at Long […] 

Wild Night with The Bruery at Haven Gastropub Orange (6/9): Review [and Interview with Chef Greg Daniels]

Admittedly I am not well versed in culinary arts. I am more familiar with a plate of curly fries, simple pulled pork sliders, and a plastic cup of ranch than I am with haute cuisine. A well-crafted beer is more […] 

Spotlight: Hollingshead Delicatessen

Orange There is an old oak tree on Main Street in Orange, less than a half mile south of Chapman. This tree goes by the name of Hollingshead and it is the senior to the now blooming forest that is […] 

Puppy Pub Crawl: A Guide to Bringing Your Dog to Beer Bars

“AWWWWWWWW! Can I pet him?” This may be the most popular thing I hear when I go out for a beer. Thankfully, this is not directed at myself or my husband, but rather Dooley, our pet Golden Retriever. He is […] 

Dogfish Head pint night at Franklin and Co. with Sam Calagione

This past Monday, Franklin & Company, the neighborhood gastropub in Franklin Village, hosted a Dogfish Head pint night with DFH owner and founder, Sam Calagione.  The event did not seem to be widely publicized, but I’m guessing maybe this was a conscious decision […] 

Spring Street Bar

Spring Street Bar, located at 626-B S. Spring Street, between 6th and 7th Street in Downtown LA, is a perfect example of what small neighborhood craft beer bars should be.  Although the bar/deli serves both wine and spirits, as well as […] 

Destination: San Antonio

Bierkast continues its Texas Take-Over as Todd journeys through the Lone Star State! I recently spent five days in the beautiful city of San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas.  Accompanying me were my sister Laura and niece Brooke.  […] 

Wade’s Wines – A Beer Gem Hidden in a Frumpy Strip Mall

With apologies to all those sentimental types out there, I am a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. What drives me crazy more than the idiotic hearts, cupids and stuffed animals of the phony Hallmark-invented holiday, is the traffic. A 30-minute commute becomes […] 

A Welcome Reboot

Hey everyone! I’m proud to present a new guest writer, Todd Blickenstaff. He is very active in the Los Angeles food and drink scene, and we’re happy and lucky to have convinced him to pen this write up for us. […] 

Public School 310

Culver City is well known for its great school district, and now there is a new school in town. Officially opening on Dec 10th, Public School 310 is the second restaurant in the Public School line of gastropubs, the first being Public […] 

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